NHL News and Notes from Friday, October 15th, 2021
- The Boston Bruins and defenseman Charlie McAvoy agreed to terms on a new contract.
- McAvoy signed an eight year deal with an AAV of $9.5 million per season.
- The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that they have suspended Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin.
- Larkin would be suspended for one game for roughing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph on Thursday night.
- Per the CBA, Larkin will forfeit $30,500.
- Chicago Blackhawks v. New Jersey Devils – 7p ET
- In New Jersey the Devils would host the Chicago Blackhawks in their home opener, and it would only take 17 seconds for Dougie Hamilton to get himself acclimated to being with the Devils as he would score to give them the quick 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Alex DeBrincat would strike in the opening minute while on the powerplay to tie the game at one, but Jack Hughes would strike to retake the lead for the Devils. In the third period Andreas Johnsson would score to grow the Devils lead to two, but goals from Kirby Dach and Dominik Kubalik would tie the game at three and send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Hughes would strike again to give the Devils the 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks.
- Scott’s Recap – Hughes Dazzles in OT Win
- Vancouver Canucks v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
- In Philadelphia the Flyers would host the Vancouver Canucks to start their season. In the first period Joel Farabee would score to give the Flyers the 1-0 lead. then in the second period Cam Atkinson would score his first goal as a Flyer, but the Canucks would erupt for four goals as Vasily Podkolzin (1st Career NHL Goal), Elias Pettersson (PPG), Alex Chiasson (PPG), and JT Miller would score for the 4-2 lead. In the third period Travis Konecny would strike on the powerplay, and then Claude Giroux would score in the closing minutes of regulation to tie the game at four and send the game to overtime. After a scoreless five minutes of overtime the game would need to have the shootout to determine a winner and it would be Pettersson and Miller scoring and Thatcher Demko shutting the door for the Canucks to take the 5-4 victory over the Flyers.
- Minnesota Wild v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p ET
- In Anaheim, the Minnesota Wild look to clip the Anaheim Ducks and after a scoreless first period, the Ducks get on the board first when Jakob Silfverberg scores the power play goal, his first goal on the season just 17 seconds into the period to give Anaheim the 1-0 lead. Minnesota responds when Kevin Fiala also scores a power play goal, his first of the year at 17:35 to tie the game. As the contest shifts to the third period, Minnesota scores the eventual game winner when Marcus Foligno nets his first goal of the year with just eight seconds left in the period as the Wild go on to tame the Ducks with the 2-1 victory.
- ARI v. BUF – 1p ET
- NYI v. FLA – 6p ET
- DAL v. BOS – 7p ET
- OTT v. TOR – 7p ET
- NYR v. MON – 7p ET
- VAN v. DET – 7p ET
- CHI v. PIT – 7p ET
- TB v. WAS – 7p ET – Michael’s Game Preview
- SEA v. CLB – 7p ET
- CAR v. NAS – 8p ET
- STL v. COL – 9p ET
- WIN v. SJ – 10p ET
- CAL v. EDM – 10p ET
- MIN v. LA – 1030p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Ryan Clark of The Athletic breaks down how the Seattle Kraken won their first game in franchise history on Thursday night. (The Athletic)
- Chris Johnston looks at the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending situation after seeing Petr Mrazek fall to injury. (The Star)
- Max Bultman brings you the Jalen Smereck you should know. (The Athletic)
- Pierre LeBrun looks at no-trade clauses and why they are becoming important in today’s NHL. (The Athletic)
- Elliotte Friedman released the latest 32 Thoughts Podcast breaking down all the news from the past week. (SportsNet)